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Left for Dead

By: Laurence Barlow,Samantha Barlow
Narrated by: Miranda Nation
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Very early one morning, Samantha Barlow, mother of two young children, was brutally attacked with a brick on her way to work as a policewoman in Kings Cross. She was left for dead in a park. She could have been any young woman - the attack was completely random. Samantha's husband, Laurence, an inspector used to managing huge police operations, was thrown into the role of caregiver. She went through 22 months of rehab for both physical and head-trauma injuries, and triumphantly returned to work. The couple speak candidly of Samantha's journey over the last four years, and the personal price they've paid to be in the police force. But ultimately this is a story of an inspiring woman who refused to give in and the man who stood by her side.

©2013 Samantha and Laurence Barlow and Sue Williams (P)2013 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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True Australian Courage

Loved this story.
Sam and Lawrence Barlow are amazing humans.
Very well written and put together.

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Inspirational and moving

While I’m extremely sorry for the pain this family went through I was grateful to read about their story and found it to be incredibly inspirational. I found myself thinking ‘If Sam can do that, then I can push through this!’ She’s is an amazing women and a beautiful family. An interesting insight into police life also.

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a will to live like no other

Raw, heart-wrenching, unimaginable pain for this family. A true inspiration of both Sam and Laurence to overcome and rebuild their life. This is a must-have book.

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